Starcat’s Favorites: The Forest

One of the things I’ve been enjoying most during this time of sheltering in place is walking in the woods behind our home. I’m blessed to live on family land that was my grandmother’s. She died when I was just … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Staying Healthy

A lot of people I know have been down for the count this winter, with various viruses. We’ve had relatively mild weather here in Maine, yet there is a lot of sickness going around. Personally, I’ve been blessed with good … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Focusing on the Good Stuff

Winter is hard. Am I right? It’s cold and dark and not all that inspiring. But I find that focusing on the good stuff in life makes it much more fun. Here’s a recent list: Celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: My Family

I am SO blessed to have an amazing family (of birth and choice, both). This weekend, a bunch of us are helping my son and his girlfriend move into the house they just bought. Not only are we schlepping boxes … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Writing Win

I did it! I finished writing 50,000 words in November – with three days to spare. I’ve never finished early before. Woo hoo! The novel I’m working on isn’t done, but I’m taking a few days off from it. I … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: High and Low All at Once

I know I’ve referred to one of Quester’s favorite quotes here before, more than once. It’s by the band Moe, and goes “it’s high and low all at once, not one or the other.” This month has been one of … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: The Turning of the Wheel

Suddenly it’s autumn! Well, it seems kind of sudden from where I’m standing. We had a whirlwind of a September, with my big 50th birthday celebration and a two-week visit from my daughter and her fiance. It was so much … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Getting Results

It’s no secret to longtime readers that I LOVE summer. But it’s not just the warmer days and more time off to enjoy this gorgeous season. It’s also that it’s the season of abundance. Flowers, strawberries, vegetable stands, the trees, … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Summer Road Trips

I love road trips. Especially ones that involve concerts. Last weekend, we went on a really fun road trip, to Massachusetts and New York City to see Dead & Company. “We,” pictured here, being me, my husband, my boyfriend, and … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Books and Bookstores

Happy Independent Bookstore Day! Yes, that’s really a thing. Today’s a wonderful day to visit your favorite local bookstore. I thought I’d kick off the festivities by sharing photos of my “to be read” and “currently reading” piles. The shorter … Continue reading